McCarthy, Justin, 1945-

The Turk in America : creation of an enduring prejudice / Justin McCarthy. - Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, c2010. - ix, 499 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. - Utah series in Turkish and Islamic studies . - Utah series in Turkish and Islamic studies. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 465-492) and index.

The missionaries depart -- Turks and Muslims in early America -- The Greek rebellion -- The religion of the Turks -- Education -- The Bulgarian horrors -- Americans and Armenians -- World War I : the capstone of American prejudice -- The age of Near East relief -- The propaganda bureau : the British and the Turks -- Politics and the missionary establishment -- The last act for the missionary establishment -- Epilogue : the myth of the terrible Turk lives on.

"In The Turk in America, historian Justin McCarthy seeks to explain the historical basis for American prejudice towards Turks in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The volume focuses on fraudulent characterizations of Turks, mostly stemming from an antipathy in Europe and America toward non-Christians, and especially Muslims. Spanning one hundred and fifty years, this history explores the misinformation largely responsible for the negative stereotypes of Turks during this period"--Publisher description.

9781607810131 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1607810131 (pbk. : alk. paper)


Turks--Public opinion.
Armenian massacres, 1915-1923--Foreign public opinion, American.
Public opinion--United States.
Prejudices--United States.
Stereotypes (Social psychology)--United States.
Missions to Muslims--History.--Turkey

Turkey--Foreign public opinion, American.
United States--Relations--Turkey.
Turkey--Relations--United States.

DS 26 .M33 2010


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